Here we distinguish between olfaction and the broader category of chemosensation by noting that olfaction is a specialized chemosense
that involves detection of odors (chemicals dissolved in air or water) that originate at some distance from the sensory structure.
Because nutrition relies heavily on the senses of smell and taste, which aren't generally conveyed through electronic media, Bee Quest participants who taste test foods as part of their project are helping revive the chemosenses
to their integral place in nutrition.
and somatosenses including pressure, pain, vestibular, and proprioceptive systems are covered.
Martin (psychology, Middlesex U.) elaborates what is known about the neurobiology and psychological processing of the chemosenses
. Research methodology is introduced first, followed by results regarding individual differences.
Occasionally, too, chemosenses
return to normal just as spontaneously as they disappeared.
Smell and taste belong to our chemical sensing system, or the chemosenses. The complicated processes of smelling and tasting begin when tiny molecules released by the substances around us stimulate special cells in the nose, mouth, or throat.
A person with faulty chemosenses is deprived of an early warning system that most of us take for granted.
Occasionally, recovery of the chemosenses occurs spontaneously.
The senses of smell and taste work in tandem and together they are called the chemosenses. The messengers are molecules in contrast to the predominant physical senses of hearing, sight, and touch.
The chemosenses are engaging across ages: We enjoy learning about ourselves.
The first cranial nerve is the purveyor of our chemosenses, smell and taste.
The following clinical scenarios can help exemplify the importance and the complexity of our chemosenses: Sam is newly diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, for which he was prescribed an ACE inhibitor and the DASH diet.